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English Suffix



• 科目: 字彙與閱讀 II
• 教材: Recognizing Parts of Speech
• 教師: 楊昌忻
 When you try to figure out the
meaning of a new vocabulary item
 from the context and to use the
 item correctly in speaking and
writing, it helps to know what part
      of speech the word is.
 A Useful Method: the Suffix

  Sometimes you can tell the part of
speech from the suffix (the ending)
on a word.
    Here are some common
        noun suffixes.
Nouns Suffixes :
            -er, -or, -ist
             teacher, professor, tourist
            -sion, -tion
             discussion, action
            -ment, -ness
             enrollment, happiness
            -ure, -ture
             pressure, temperature
       Some more common
         noun suffixes.
Nouns Suffixes :
             -s, -es
              dogs, buses
             -ance, -ence
              distance, difference
             -ty, -ity
               ability, availability
       Here are some common
         adjective suffixes.
Adjective Suffixes :
                 similar, popular
                -ic, -al, -ical
                 comic, legal, physical
                -ful, -less
                 beautiful, careless
                -ive, -ical
                 expensive, physical
       Some more common
        adjective suffixes.
Adjective Suffixes :
               -er (than)
                   (comparative form)
                higher, smaller, bigger
               -ant, -ent
                distant, different
               -able, -ible
                available, responsible
    Here are some common
       adverb suffixes.

Adverb Suffixes :
              clearly, simply, politely
              scientifically, traditionally
Now, you do the exercise
Are the following words nouns,
 adjectives, or adverbs?
Click on the correct answer.
  – Intelligence
    noun         adjective   adverb
  – creativity
    noun         adjective   adverb
  – pleasant
     noun        adjective   adverb
    More exercises
– magnificent
  noun        adjective   adverb
– available
  noun        adjective   adverb
– politely
  noun        adjective   adverb
– convenience
  noun        adjective   adverb
You’ve got that right.
  How do you like this present?
  Wow! The scenery here is very
 beauty
 beautifully
 beautiful
  (Click on the right answer)
 Sorry, you’re wrong.

Now, you do it again.The eagle is looking at
 you ______.
     angrily   (Click on the right answer)
• Don’t just look at the night view
  of Sydney! Do the next one, OK!
Click here
Wrong again!
Tell you.
You had better think before you make
 your ______.

  Look this monkey is watching you.
Whoops! I think you need to
      study more.

 OK! I want to read again.
 No, I want to do the next
Way to go!
 Keep on doing.
Look again!

 Let me try again.
             Hey! Not bad.

  How do you think about me?
  Am I a real _______?
 beauty
 beautifully
 beautiful
  (Click on the right answer)
Don’t ask me. I don’t know
        the answer.

   You figure out the answer
Oh, yeah! You’re right.

           Go to the next one.
  Are you sleeping?
“Don’t bother me. I’m

OK! I want to do it again.
 Ha! Ha!
 Try again.
Watch it!
• Do it one more time.
I’d love to do the next one.
Wait! Let me think.

• I want to try again.
    Use your head.

• Okay! I’ll do it right next time.
• Try again.
Are you sure?

• Let me do it again.
      You are lost.

• I want to go back.
Am I right?

              • Wrong, do it again.
Very good!
• Try another one.
Good for you!

• Keep on doing.
Good! You’ve learned.

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